1. Dwyane Wade and the art of the pump fake.
Wade and pump fakes are pretty much synonymous but how good is he exactly with these weapons? Someone did the math, and they have the stats:
“Around 1,350 players, give or take, have played at least a single minute against the Miami HEAT since Wade was drafted in 2003. And he got 339 of them to jump.”
“Which means Wade got 25% of all the players he ever played against to bite.”
John Salmons was the worst offender (9 times), followed Read More
1.) Play With Fire And Desperation
The NBA Finals is more than just X's and O's. After all, Cleveland and Golden State have faced each other for the fourth consecutive time in the Finals already.
What was lacking in the Cavs so far this series is the aggressive play that almost had them steal Game 1. Tristan Thompson making his presence felt, Larry Nance, Jr. having a hand on passing lanes, etc. (Nance had three deflections, four loose balls recovered, four contested shots and seven box Read More
1. Jayson Tatum!
Tatum becomes the first rookie since Jack Sikma (in 1978) to score 300+ points in a postseason. He now has nine 20+ point games in the playoffs, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time rookie list. The crazy thing is if the Celtics go on to the NBA Finals, he will likely be the runaway leader in that category even before that series ends.
If this kid ain't the real deal, I don't know who is!
2. More Celtics...
The Boston Celtics is the first team with 10 consecutive Read More
1. The Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 marks the first time in the playoffs that LeBron James did not lead the Cavaliers in BOTH points and assists.
Kevin Love led the team with 17 points.
2. Home Sweet Home
The Celtics have won eight straight playoff games at the TD Garden after the 108-83 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 1.
3. One streak continues, while another ends.
Jayson Tatum's streak of 20+ points games ends at 7 tonight. The blowout does not help but I'm Read More
The NBA playoffs are here so it's time to sound like an idiot again and predict the winners of the first round. You know what they have said about this year's playoffs-- that it's only going to be a collision course between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. While that conclusion makes sense, we cannot be absolutely sure because anything can happen-- whether it's injuries (hope not) or just simply one team outplaying either one of the favorites.
So before we get carried away Read More
5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- April 5, 2017
1. "Lucky" 13?
Shaun Livingston made only 12 three-pointers in his career and his 13th make couldn't be any luckier.
2. Speaking of three's, Pau Gasol is getting pretty good at it.
If the season ended today, Pau Gasol would have the best three-point percentage of any player in a single season in NBA history (min 50 3FG)
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) April 6, 2017
Not the case with Andre Read More
Here's your daily dose of awesome NBA stats.
1. Isaiah Thomas= Michael Jordan?
Isaiah Thomas leads the Celtics in scoring for the 35th straight game.
In the last 40 years only one other player has done that..
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 25, 2017
2. Nikola Jokic. OMG.
Denver is 24-17 with The Joker as starting center and 11-20 on the rest. BTW, these are his stats as the Nuggets' starting center: 19.4 pts on 60% shooting, 3pt 38.6%, FT 83%, 10.8 rebounds and Read More
1. D'Angelo Russell's career night.
Per Elias Sports Bureau, D’Angelo Russell (21 years, 24 days old) is youngest Lakers player with at least 40 points in a regular season game
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 20, 2017
He added six assists, two rebounds, two steals, and seven triples.
2. Speaking of career nights, Damian Lillard has a pretty good game himself.
Damian Lillard's 49 points are the most by any NBA player on 21 field goal attempts or fewer since Amar'e Stoudemire (11/5/08).
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5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- Dec. 5, 2016
Or should I say the "Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers" stats of the day?
1. The newest Cav makes the defending champs a whole lot scarier.
Kyle Korver leads the NBA with an eFG% of 84% on spot up jump shots in the half court this season.
— Synergy Sports Tech (@SynergySST) January 6, 2017
2. More on Korver to Cavs...
LeBron James ranks 2nd in the NBA in assists on made 3s.
Kyle Korver is a 42.9% 3-point shooter in his career. https://t.co/Ifl2Svftvt
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If anybody has a crazier series in mind than the 2016 NBA Finals, I'd accuse him of lying. Quite literally, this series has enough twists and turns that would make the Paso de los Caracoles proud.
In an advanced celebration of what could be the craziest game tomorrow, here are 5 more incredible stats to delve in before the NBA Finals Game 7:
Both teams' aggregate scores after SIX games. Game 7 is literally a deciding game, both for the number of wins and total aggregate scores.
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